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Trading Memories, Part 1

With the passion I have for trading, I remember many seminal events in my trading career. These memories run along the spectrum of the best wins to the most awful losses. I remember things that happened years ago with pinpoint accuracy, not because I like to reminisce over past glories or failures, rather these are […]






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Weekly Weekly’s Option Report 4.23.15

The titans of tech dominate this week’s Weeklys report. Apple, Twitter, Google, Amazon and Microsoft all have earnings coming up in the next few sessions. I’m Angela Miles covering weekly options expiring this Friday and next Friday May 1st. A big night of earning is ahead with Amazon, Google and Microsoft all reporting after the […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.6.15

Volatility as an asset class Gang of four overall option implied volatility: Amazon.com (AMZN) overall option implied volatility of 32 is compares to its 26-week average of 28. Apple (AAPL) overall option implied volatility of 28 is compares to its 26-week average of 27. Google (GOOG overall option implied volatility of 24 is compares to […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.30.15

Ouch!  Q4 GDP came in with a gain of 2.6, down from 5% gain in Q3.  Consensus was a gain of ~3.5% but remember GDP will have two revisions.   The Consumer Spending component shower a nice spurt, but overall a terrible number.  Stocks off sharply pre-open.  AAPL, AMZN & GOOG should help NASDAQ markeT, Visa […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 10.17.14

US Futures look to open higher, extending yesterday’s afternoon rally.  Asian shares lower overnight, with NIKKEI off 1.4%.  European shares up ~1% to 2%.  Yields rising on US Treasuries as investors calm down. Oil futures higher.  URBN off $4.50 to ~$30 on margin drop,  Big volume at CBOE yesterday. Volatility as an asset class: Google […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 9.19.14

Volatility as an asset class Yahoo (YHOO) is recently down 95c to $41.18 on Alibaba (BABA) going public in a 320.1M share IPO priced at $68.  BABA is recently trading at $92.64.  September weekly call option implied volatility is at 60, October weekly is at 53, October is at 46,  November is at 40, January […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 8.18.14

Volatility as an asset class Google (GOOG) is recently up $10.65 to $584.20 after acquiring digital photo analysis startup Jetpac. VIX methodology for Google (VXGOG) up 2.1% to 17.25; compared to its 50-day moving average of 23.60. IBM (IBM) is recently up $2.24 to $189.57 on U.S. regulatory approval of x86 server sale to Lenovo. […]






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Where is GOOG?

Somewhere, as the market kicks around the all-time highs, the tech stocks are recovering from the shellacking they took.  I don’t know if NFLX will see $400 this year or TSLA $255.  We do have volatility in the large indexes scraping the bottom of the barrel so the big tech selloff has subsided for now. […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.17.14

Expiration Thursday.   Weekly jobless Claims better than expected.  GS misses on earnings but bullish comments push shares higher. No news in Ukraine is good news for markets. IBM (IBM) is down $8.10 to $188.30 in the premarket after meeting earnings estimates of $2.54 per share but reporting its lowest quarterly revenue total in five years. […]






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GOOG Dividend So Far – So Good

Action in the Google (GOOG, $1131.91, off $2.98) options pit seemed pretty calm this morning.  Traders said there was nothing major going on in regards to the special GOOG 100% stock dividend.  holders of Class A GOOG shares received one Class C share for every one Class A share they own.  The new Class C […]






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GOOG – Get Ready for Next Week’s Split

Split? Dividend?  Confusion for Google ($1129, up $14.72) investors is what’s coming up. CBOE RS (Research Circular)  # 14 – 154 is the document you need to be aware of.  If you trade GOOG options, It is VERY IMPORTANT.  Here’s the link: http://www.cboe.com/publish/ttstocksm/14-154.pdf GOOGLE has declared a special stock dividend to holders of Class A […]






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Trading the Trends

The best trends rarely give you a chance to get in.  Especially in a fast-moving market.  Witness these past couple of weeks, when markets seemed to crack below support but then do some heavy lifting to get back above short term resistance.   The affects of these deep moves would make anyone queasy.  Yet, our focus […]